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Pierce Pettis Live & Streamed

September 11, 2020  ·  Friday * 7-9pm * $20

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Pierce Pettis in concert at The Blue Note Grill, limited live audience. We’ll also live-stream the event.

Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville.  Often called “a songwriter’s songwriter” his works have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel.  Pettis’ fifth album for Compass Records Group (Nashville), “That Kind of Love” (2009), received rave reviews from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few.  More recently, “New Agrarians” —a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel was released in November of 2014.  “Father’s Son”, Pettis’ new solo project for Compass Records Group, was released January of 2019 to widespread critical praise in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

“Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis doesn’t belong to the ‘me generation.’  He’s more likely to sing of his surroundings than himself, and frequently draws on his Southern background for inspiration and color.” Washington Post

“A witty, heartfelt lyricist, Pettis has a voice that carries the acoustic folk tradition, but is refreshingly hard to pigeon-hole.” Charlotte Observer

“Pierce Pettis has created a musical body of work that is wide and deep. Dip your toe in anywhere and you will want to hear more of my friend Pierce Pettis!”   John Gorka

“I have loved Pierce’s music for many years now – he has the gift of a true inner compass.”  Eliza Gilkyson

“Pierce Pettis bares a gentle soul with a keen eye, a soulful voice, and perfect guitar accompaniment for his beautiful songs – a masterful poet treasure.”  Darryl Scott

Pierce is a master musical storyteller, delivering human truth and heartbreaking vulnerability with every tune. He’s also an unnecessarily virtuosic guitarist with the voice of some beautiful angel who also happens to be your old, familiar friend.” —Justin Paul (Grammy/Oscar/Tony-winning lyricist/composer, “La La Land” “Dear Evan Hansen”)